Friday, March 15, 2013
Angel Progress: The Mane Event
A: No. It takes 2-1/2 weeks to practice creative avoidance and 1-1/2 weeks to stitch it.
Yes, folks, Leo the lion, as he is now dubbed, and I have been hanging out together for four weeks. I've called him other names during that time, but we won't go there. It's hard to make that first stitch when you're out of your comfort zone. While I had practiced random stitching on his tail and was pretty satisfied with the outcome, that mane loomed mighty large!
I started with two strands of the lightest shade of Burmilana, working from the crown down to his ears, then turning the canvas 90 degrees to stitch the long sides. When the base was finished, I added more random long stitches on top of it with one strand of two darker shades of Burmilana.
All that remains is to stitch tall grass on top of the brown area around Leo. I promise it won't take another four weeks to wrap up this project!